Gingerich Farms started growing blueberries in 1981 and at our peak we farmed over 100 acres of blueberries. Today, Gingerich Farms Co. still farms 16 acres of conventional and 22 acres of organic blueberries with sights to expand as the market evolves. Fresh blueberries are marketed through Gourmet Trading Company and Homegrown Organic Farms. Frozen blueberries are marketed through Gingerich Farms Products, Inc. Gingerich owned blueberries are packed right on the farm, minimizing the time it takes to get from our field to your table.
The Gingerich family manages approximately 650 acres of hazelnut orchards, with the oldest having been planted in 1979. The orchards are a mixture of family-owned and leased fields. Gingerich Farms Co is interested and willing to discuss with owners that have established hazelnut orchards nearby looking for an outside party to take over management. Please reach out to us if you think we may be able to help you with your orchard.
The 3rd Generation of the Gingerich farmers, Richard L. Gingerich, was a very keen grower of seed crops. With his knowledge and farming ability, the Gingerich family still farms about 300 acres of rotating seed crops. In recent years, this has included perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, radish, and clovers (red, white, crimson).